Erratic is a project of Jan Robbe (Undacova, xE Phalanx, Duncan Avoid, Pandemia) and has been his main project for the last months. He's been working hard on what I can present to you now.
Presence is a one track album, meant as something to fall asleep to. It explores the darker and more abstract realms of ambient with the use of field recordings and electroacoustics. Presence has a soundscapes sound that constantly evolves and changes slowly, always into something new. You'll never know what to expect.
So, please, download Presence, put on your headphones and have a nice sleep. And don't forget to tell Jan about what you find in that mind of yours.
August 7, 2004 Subject:
The musical equivalent of a long journey through varied landscapes. Nice collage of field recordings (e.g. flowing water) and electroacoustic sounds (e.g. disharmonic chimes). Flowing ambient soundscapes/drones with brief episodes of rising and falling chaos. There's lots of variety in this lengthy piece, so there's no chance of losing interest. Listening to it at different volumes levels is like taking a new journey each time.
First impression: I was drawn in by the cover art. Nice, and quite appropriate for an album like this.
The recording itself has an atmosphere that calls to mind the tales of polish writer Bruno Schultz. It's an extended work of electroacoustic textures, with odd off-tune chimes, rumbles and rustles.
Played at the volume of conventional music, it's actually rather stimulating. If it is anything like my Rain series, which it is in concept, then it is best listened to very low, just above the threshold of inaudibility, in order to season ones dreams without drawing attention directly to itself.